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Legal hurdles may make Weinstein's prosecution an exception

May. 26, 2018 9:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's arrest in New York Friday is a landmark moment in the #MeToo movement. Yet as authorities work through dozens of cases against famous figures in entertainment and other industries brought on by the Weinstein-inspired wave that began in October, legal hurdles may make...

'Sesame Street' sues over new Melissa McCarthy puppet movie

May. 25, 2018 11:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The makers of "Sesame Street" are suing the promoter of a new Melissa McCarthy movie, saying it's abusing the famed puppets' sterling reputation to advertise the R-rated film. A judge Friday scheduled a hearing next week to consider a request for immediate relief by Sesame Workshop, which...

The Latest: Weinstein takes books on theater, film to arrest

May. 25, 2018 8:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of film producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Harvey Weinstein was in and out of custody so quickly in his rape case, he probably didn't have time to read the books he brought with him. The film mogul carried three books under his...

Afroman to pay $65K in lawsuit filed by woman he punched

May. 25, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Musician and rapper Afroman has agreed to pay $65,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman he punched during a 2015 Mississippi performance. The Sun Herald reports a judgment filed Thursday in Harrison County Circuit Court says Afroman must pay Haley Byrd in monthly installments of...

Authorities drop assault charges against Hope Solo

May. 25, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Prosecutors in Washington state have dropped domestic violence charges against former U.S. national team star goalkeeper Hope Solo. Solo was charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault in 2014 after police said she assaulted two family members at a home in Kirkland, east of...

Robert Indiana's home, studio to be transformed into museum

May. 25, 2018 4:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Reclusive pop artist Robert Indiana didn't open his island home to many strangers. That's going to change with his death. Indiana's will calls for his Main Street home and studio, which he dubbed the "Star of Hope," to be transformed into a museum and for his entire art collection to...

Since Weinstein: The growing list of the accused

May. 25, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The publication of allegations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein sparked a national reckoning. Since October, scores of men in entertainment, politics, media, and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual misconduct to...

Reaction to criminal charges filed against Harvey Weinstein

May. 25, 2018 3:11 PM EDT

Reaction to rape and other criminal charges filed in New York on Friday against Harvey Weinstein: "I hope this gives hope to victims and survivors everywhere, that we are one step closer to justice. Because one win is a win for all of us." — Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan, to The Associated Press. In a...

Handcuffed Weinstein faces rape charge in #MeToo reckoning

May. 25, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was the moment the #MeToo movement had been waiting for: Harvey Weinstein in handcuffs. His face pulled in a strained smile and his hands locked behind his back, the once-powerful Hollywood figure emerged from a police station Friday facing rape and criminal sex act charges, a searing...

Florida man charged with hate crimes in mosque bomb threat

May. 25, 2018 11:26 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been charged with federal hate crimes after allegedly phoning bomb threats to a mosque. A grand jury indictment released Friday charges 26-year-old Dustin Allen Hughes with obstructing free exercise of religious beliefs and making threats by telephone. Hughes...